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The Merchant of Venice

But mercy is above this sceptered sway;

But mercy is above this sceptered sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute of God himself.

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Much Ado About Nothing

I would my horse had the speed of your tongue.

Benedick: I would my horse had the speed of your tongue.

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The Tempest

Prospero:

Prospero:
Fill all thy bones with aches, make thee roar
That beasts shall tremble at thy din.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

The course of true love never did run smooth

The course of true love never did run smooth

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Hamlet

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

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Much Ado About Nothing

I may chance have some odd quirks and remnants of wit broken on me, because I have railed so long against marriage

Benedick: I may chance have some odd quirks and remnants of wit broken on me, because I have railed so long against marriage: but doth not the appetite alter? a man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

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Much Ado About Nothing

What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?

BENEDICK: What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?
BEATRICE: Is it possible disdain should die while she hath such meet food to feed it as Signior Benedick? Courtesy itself must convert to disdain, if you come in her presence.

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Sonnets

So are you to my thoughts as food to life

So are you to my thoughts as food to life
Or as sweet seasoned showers are to the ground
And for the peace of you I hold such strife
As twix’t a miser and his wealth is foun
`Now proud as an enjoyer, and ano
`Doubting the filching age will his treasure
Now counting best to be with you alone
Then bettered that the world may see my pleasure
Sometime all full with feasting on your sight
And by and by clean starved for a look
Possessing or pursuing no delight
Save what is had or must from you be took
Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day
Or gluttoning on all, or all away

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Richard III

So wise so young, they say, do never live long.

So wise so young, they say, do never live long.

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The Merchant of Venice

If every ducat in six thousand ducats

If every ducat in six thousand ducats
Were in six parts, and every part a ducat
I would not draw them. I would have my bond.

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Much Ado About Nothing

The world must be peopled!

Benedick: The world must be peopled!

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The Tempest

Miranda:

Miranda:
There’s nothing ill can dwell in such a temple:
If the ill spirit have so fair a house,
Good things will strive to dwell with’t.

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William Shakespeare

As many arrows, loosed several ways, come to one mark … so may a thousand actions, once afoot, end in one purpose.

As many arrows, loosed several ways, come to one mark … so may a thousand actions, once afoot, end in one purpose.

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Hamlet

I hold ambition of so light a quality that it is but a shadow’s shadow.

I hold ambition of so light a quality that it is but a shadow’s shadow.

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Much Ado About Nothing

for I will be horribly in love with her.

Benedick: for I will be horribly in love with her.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Why, i’ faith, methinks she’s too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise and too little for a great praise

BENEDICK: Why, i’ faith, methinks she’s too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise and too little for a great praise: only this commendation I can afford her, that were she other than she is, she were unhandsome; and being no other but as she is, I do not like her.

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Romeo and Juliet

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.

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Richard III

O, I have passed a miserable night

O, I have passed a miserable night,
So full of ugly dreams, of ugly sights,
That, as I am a Christian faithful man,
I would not spend another such a night
Though ’twere to buy a world of happy days,
So full of dismal terror was the time.

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The Merchant of Venice

You know me well, and herein spend but time

You know me well, and herein spend but time
To wind about my love with circumstance
And out of doubt you do me now more wrong.

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Much Ado About Nothing

I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love.

Don Pedro: I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love.
Benedick: With anger, with sickness, or with hunger, my lord. Not with love.

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The Tempest

Here is everything advantageous to life.

Gonzalo: Here is everything advantageous to life.
Antonio: True; save means to live.

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Macbeth

If it were done, when ’tis done, then ’twere well it were done quickly.

If it were done, when ’tis done, then ’twere well it were done quickly.

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William Shakespeare

Virtue is chok’d with foul ambition.

Virtue is chok’d with foul ambition.

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The Merchant of Venice

All that glisters is not gold;

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told;
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold.

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Much Ado About Nothing

That a woman conceived me, I thank her; that she brought me up, I likewise give her most humble thanks

BENEDICK: That a woman conceived me, I thank her; that she brought me up, I likewise give her most humble thanks: but that I will have a recheat winded in my forehead, or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all women shall pardon me.